Travel Award 2019 (800 CHF)
On behalf of Antibodies and the journal’s Editorial Team, we are pleased to announce that we are inviting applications for the Antibodies Travel Award, open to postdoctoral fellows and PhD students. The winner will be awarded 800 CHF toward the cost of attending an antibodies-related conference in 2019, as well as a certificate (Outstanding Young Researcher). In addition, three further applicants will be awarded Excellent Young Researcher certificates. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee presided by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Dimiter S. Dimitrov.
- The candidate must be enrolled as a full-time PhD student or a postdoctoral researcher (10 years or less since earning their PhD).
- Applicants will present their research (in oral presentation or poster format) at a conference held in 2019.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
- Outline of current and future research.
- CV, including a complete list of publications.
- The conference to be attended by the applicant and an abstract of what will be presented (list the conference name and its website).
- A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor, research director or department head which also confirms the applicant’s status as a postdoc/ PhD student.
We are currently accepting nominations and applications for this award. Please apply online at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/antibodies/awards by 10 January 2019. The winners will be announced on the homepage of Antibodies on 1 February 2019.
We look forward to receiving your nominations and applications!
Dr. Dimiter S. Dimitrov
Travel Awards 2018
On behalf of the Antibodies editorial office, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Antibodies Travel Awards for 2018:
The first Travel Awards Prize (800 CHF) goes to Carlos Castrillon, PhD student at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (laboratory of Dr. Pierre Bruhns). The second Travel Awards Prize (600 CHF) goes to Dr. Veronika Chromikova, Post-doctoral fellow at Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA (laboratory of Professor Dr. Florian Krammer). The Third Travel Awards Prize goes to Mr. Min Shen, PhD student at Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA (laboratory of Professor Dr. James F. Rusling). Mr. Carlos Castrillon’s research focuses on single-cell bioassays based on droplet microfluidics. Dr. Veronika Chromikova’s research deals with the recombinant production of monoclonal IgMs, using CHO DG44 and HEK 293 cell lines. Dr. Min Shen’s current research focuses on the accurate profiling of the IgE antibody repertoire in individuals exposed to allergens such as peanuts.
Additionally, Ms. Marieke Heineke, Dr. Minkyo Song and Dr. CandaceBever were awarded Excellent Young Researcher certificates.
Congratulations to the winners of this very competitive travel award. I would like to thank the committee members for their contribution. They are Prof. Mark Cragg, Antibody and Vaccine Group, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK; Dr. Jeanette H.W. Leusen, Laboratory for Translational Immunology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Prof. Dr. Tianlei Ying, Antibody Engineering and Drug Discovery Group, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Prof. Dr. Dimiter S. Dimitrov, director of Center for Antibody Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
The competition for the 2019 travel awards will be opened in early October 2018. Please check www.mdpi.com/journal/antibodies for more information closer to this date.
Travel Award 2017
Ms. Yanling Wu (Fudan University, Shanghai) and Mr. Mark Bailey (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York) are the recipients of the 2017 Antibodies Travel Award for excellence in antibody research by graduate students or postdoctoral fellows; the Award will be used to participate in an antibody related conference. Both students have already coauthored several excellent articles and have conducted outstanding research in the antibody field. They plan to attend an antibody engineering and therapeutic meeting, and a vaccine meeting, respectively.
I congratulate the recipients of this year’s Award and wish them every success in their research.
I would like to thank the Selection Committee members Dr. Nathalie Scholler and Dr. R. James Christie for their valuable time in evaluating the candidates.
Dr. Dimiter Dimitrov,